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Noah Mckenna M. Sc. Chiro:

Noah completed a bachelor of science majoring in anatomy and neurology and a masters degree in Chiropractic at Macquarie University Sydney Australia. He is a qualified acupuncturist graduating from Nanjing University of TCM, China. In 2003 he completed the 6 month Yoga therapy program at VYASA Uninversity Bangelore, India. He has spent 3 years in Mysore, India over 8 vists since 1995 and practiced intensively with Indian masters B.N.S Iyengar and V. Venkatesha. Since 2003 Noah has been travelling and teaching workshops in Asia, Australia and Europe. He is a certified Teacher Trainer at the E-RYT 500 level with Yoga Alliance. Noah has worked in private practice as a chiropractor and therapist for 7 years specialising in yoga related injuries and rehabilitation. He runs teacher training and professional development programs for yoga teachers and appears as a guest teacher TTC courses. His greatest achievement is in assisting yogisthe healing potential of asana.

The work I enjoy most is to assist Yogis to understand their own bodies and minds and help them to make the most of their own practice and avoid the pitfalls. Simple changes in techniques can resolve many issues and then setting priorities about what to practice, how to practice it, how to progress the practice and especially what not to practice. I consider all yoga to be therapy and teach yoga regularly to help alleviate stress related conditions and postural anomalies. Many of the recurring injuries from Yoga practice can be alleviated by simple modifications that pay attention to alignment. Compression and over stretching in particular poses leads to soft tissue injuries, by finding supportive alignment many of these pitfalls are avoided and healing occurs. Many times pre- existing soft tissue injury makes many Yoga postures inappropriate and modification is required to get the desired effect without the downsides.in workshops and individually. Also he specialises as a therapist for consultation on yoga injury prevention and rehabilitation.


Noah has been practicing Yoga from the age of eighteen. He has worked as a Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer internationally in Australia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, China, Indonesia, Austria, England and Sweden. Noah teaches his own interpretation of Hatha Yoga which he calls Sukhashanti Style. This is a comfortable and easy approach that emphasizes core strengthening and avoids compression. He has trained many students from all over the world in workshops and individually. Also he specialises as a therapist for consultation on yoga injury prevention and rehabilitation.Noah spends half his time in Mysore India where he has treated many beginners and also some elite practitioners with both acute and chronic ailments. A specialty is mapping the body to explain the individuals needs and prescribe asana for realignment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

All our students loved Noah's workshop. He combines great knowledge about yoga and the physical body in a very interesting and fun way. An absolute recommendation for all yoga students and teachers!

-Janneke Wersma

Owner: De Yoga Studio

 

Noah brought an amazing presentation of yoga anatomy with him to the GAVY Teacher Apprenticeship. I recommend him 100% to any yoga practitioners and teachers that want to understand what is going on within the body during asana practice. All in an exciting, dynamic way. Noah Rocks!

- Michael Gannon

Owner: Ashtanga Americas

 

Noah's presentation is clear, accessible and thought provoking. A gift to yogis both new and seasoned.

- Dena Kinsberg

Owner: Byron Bay Yoga Shala

 

When we had It´s Yoga Stockholm we had the privelage to work with Noah on and off for a couple of years. We are truely grateful to have had him as a teacher. He is an excellent teacher, professional, organized and with a cool style that inspires his students.
Thank you Noah for charing your knowledge with us!

-Catarina Lacayo

Owner: Its Yoga Nicuagura

 

Our shala was doing well. We enjoyed teaching every morning and had led classes in the evening that were well attended. And then, one April afternoon a very strong, very real presence entered our space. It was Noah Mckenna. He came asking only to practice. It took all of two weeks before we were asking him to share his wealth of knowledge with the rest of our 120+ students. What Noah Mckenna did for us and our students was to add theory, theory to our practice, practice. We had over 30 students sign up for Noah's course within the first two weeks of announcing it. Each and every one agreed that if Noah were to ever return to our shala they would be the first to sign up again.

-Youngblood Roche

Owner: Ashtanga Adelaide

 

I found Noah's classes invaluable to my practice.

-Bo Chang

 

After attending Noah Mckenna's Anatomy Workshop I immediately enrolled for the workshop again. His teaching style is a totally natural imparting of the key points about anatomy as it relates to yoga from a starting point of complete understanding. If a teacher is completely in command of their subject the teaching comes with such ease. Noah answered questions thoughtfully & clearly & ensured the whole group grasped the concepts he was explaining. I would highly recommend his workshops for every level in yoga.

-Sarah Gordon

 

I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful and fantastic workshop. I learned so much from it, and all I've learned immediately payed-off in my daily practice. The next day, it was just very easy to come into urdhva dhanurasana, while before it has always been a struggle.

-Saskia Soekar

 

Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and inspiring the group at Purple Valley.

-Tamara Reasin

Owner: Yoga Art

 

I really enjoyed your talk about anatomy.. I found the information very useful and the way you delivered it was exceptional. I just wish we actually had more time.

-Iman Elsherbiny

I would just like to thank you for your time and efforts to provide our group with the anatomy part of our teacher training course in Goa, I have studied anatomy quite a few times on various occasions for the different things I teach and Therapies I provide but there is always more to learn or to re learn when the memory of things fade, I found your course interesting and very informative.

-Roger Hooten

I had a wonderful weekend and it changed my view on yoga. Looking back we did quite a lot of intense postures, but it did not feel like it while doing it. I loved your gentle approach and learned so much more about anatomy and stretching that it really changed and deepened my practice. I highly appreciate your openess to share your knowledge, views and personal experiences with us.

-Boukje Theewues

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